Royal Academy Opera is a specialist and intensive Postgraduate Advanced Diploma for singers with the potential and aspiration to succeed as principals at the highest international standard.


Below you will find a list of the types of classes and modules that have been on offer at the Academy.

In addition to having one to one piano lessons, the Academy’s répétiteurs keep a busy and varied weekly schedule which includes:

  • Playing for main-stage opera production rehearsals and opera scenes rehearsals and performances

  • Assisting the conductors, including taking over and conducting orchestral rehearsals where appropriate, and taking notes during rehearsals with orchestra

  • Preparing opera choruses

  • Observing and participating in coaching and masterclasses by vocal specialists/visiting artists

  • Playing for language coaching, including French, Italian and German

  • Training and experience in playing recitative/continuo

Open Days

We launched our first-ever Virtual Open Days in September 2020. Check out all our content here: